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HA! I think He would have probably reminded us that all flesh is born to die--and the existence we call life is not really life, just the journey to the doorway that leads to true life. Most people call it 'death,' though--and no one seems to think it is a good thing.
Originally posted by NEOAMADEUS
Would "Jesus" have said "Hurricane Katrina Victims Were Killed because they were Sinful"?
I've heard some (so-called "Christian") ministers being interviewed today on the radio (after seeing the carnage left behind by Hurricane Katrina, especially those unfortunate persons now dying by the dozens every hour in New Orleans for lack of medical attention, food or drinkable water, many of them children too) that these people "deserved what they got" because, "as Jesus said, they were "sinful", and "God killed them..." citing some nonsense in Luke's Gospel as their source.
Judgmental bastidges--all of 'em. Those things make me cry--didn't used to, but I'm getting older....or something. I even had a tear or two this morning when I saw what had happened in Baghdad with that bridge collapsing. Who cares if their muslims, shiites, or whatever. We're all on this rock together--we've all got red blood and beating hearts. And we are all neighbors.
These were the same morons who said that "God sent the Indonesian tidal wave to kill all those people because "they were not Christians" ...!
IMHO, if anyone made God angry enough to allow that to happen, it was them! Mainly because they do just as Paul said:
(unlike the venom that spewed forth from their fangs on 9-12-2001 when they blamed the 9-11 bombings in NYC "on those sinful gays in America" who made their "God" so angry he allowed it to happen...etc.
I just wanna see God! I do not love my life to the death.
The way I see it, physical death on the Earth plane is NOT punishment.
In fact if you are a Christian shouldn't death be welcomed?
I mean you're going to Heaven right?
Maybe the dead were actualy rewarded, not punished.
The survivers are probably the ones who have been punished (IF that's the case).
Heaven or hell on Earth? Which would you choose?
We live in a fallen world. All aspects of creation are subject to sin. The weather also demonstates the effects of Adam's sin.
Did God cause Hurricane Katrina, no. Did He allow it, yes.
When Christ returns we will find out all of the weather events He didn't allow to happen.
So why did He allow this one. To get people's attention and turn it toward Him for salvation. Also to let us see what happens in a world that rejects God will encounter. Also because we are getting closer to Christ's return and things are going to get worse and worse. He also has other reasons.
Saved and unsaved people will and are being affected by the hurricane as well as the entire nation economically.
See then that ye walk carefully, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
A tidal wave caused by an earthquake has caused great destruction and death in countries bordering the Indian Ocean. The number of victims is far, far greater than the number killed in the Twin Towers terrorist attack of three years ago. How are we to understand this so-called 'natural' disaster? Why does the Ruler of the Universe allow such catastrophes?
Often you do not look up at God until you are on your back. When you are at your wits end, and all hope is lost, that is when God comes in to help you. For he knows every hair on your head, and knows exactly how wide your shoulders are, and will never give you a burden you cannot carry
Would "Jesus" have said "Hurricane Katrina Victims Were Killed because they were Sinful?"
the hateful 'God' of the OT was who was in the body of Christ in the NT. He was not hateful, just doing what was appropriate then. It is deeper than thinking because God killed people He was bad. There is so much more to it than that.
Originally posted by XanaX
Don't confuse Jesus with the hateful "God" of the old testament....and regardless, your question is just absurd.
Were all the Tsunami victims sinners? Were all the 9/11 victims sinners? Is every person killed in a car bombing a sinner? Get a clue!
Originally posted by marg6043
No. . .we are do for a global change and another ice age, all these has been part of earth cycles for ages.
I understand your point.
I prefer science it makes more sense.
1As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
3"Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. 4As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
6Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes. 7"Go," he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.